This is a 20th century signed Bohemian Moser cut glass vase; the vase is signed. The date is circa 1914 to 1925.
The vase is 12" high and 3" wide.
The glass is clear crystal, with a long tapered body and a round foot. The body of the vase is cut in a cross hatch pattern with each deep cut creating a diamond or pyramid. Around the upper middle is a cut cameo frieze, gilded in bright burnished gold. The lower body is paneled, matching the neck. The sides of the foot have vertical cuts. The bottom of the foot has more cuts.
The cameo frieze shows male warriors fighting with swords and shields other men who are totally naked except for holding pitchforks and lances. There are actually lines cut to show that certain something that only men possess. Moser produced quite a lot of cameo friezes; some are rare, and others are more common. This is a rare cameo frieze, which may appeal to collectors of Moser within the gay community.
The rim is polished flat. It is slightly beveled, or chamfered, on both sides.
The signature is on the bottom, either acid or diamond inscribed. It is very faint and can be seen when the light is on it just right, but difficult to photograph. I placed two strips of tape on the bottom, and the mark is between the two strips of tape. It is Moser Karlsbad, with the words connected, a mark used between 1870 and 1925, but the cameo frieze dates the vase to 1914 to 1925. You can see the mark in the last photograph.
There are some scratches on the bottom. There is a tiny bit of wear to the gold. There are no chips, nicks or cracks.
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